hint: it does the opposite
WikiLeaks Won’t Tell Tech Companies How to Patch CIA Zero-Days Until Its Demands Are Met – Motherboard
A partnership between the secret-spilling group and Google, Microsoft, and Apple has already hit its first road block.
Last week Assange promised to work with tech companies to fix their security vulnerabilities in light of the CIA leaks in the interest of protecting users. "We have decided to work with them, to give them some exclusive access to some of the technical details we have, so that fixes can be pushed out."
Yeah well… that may come with a few strings attached. WikiLeaks has reportedly told Apple, Microsoft and Google that it won't share details related to the CIA's hacking techniques until the companies agree to a "a series of conditions." What those conditions are is is unclear at this point but it's hard to claim you're the white knight when protecting users comes with strings attached.
I don't really know what this budget is meant to do aside from raise military spending dramatically while keeping spending almost exactly the same as it is now. It's remarkable how close they kept the actual dollar amount spent. The Bloomberg article below has the best look at some of the individual programs that are being cut.
When looking through sources you might see that different organizations have different numbers for how much has been cut. Different organizations have counted differently. Some don't include the mandatory spending in the number (mandatory spending can increase, but there's no way to stop it from increasing.)
I'm bummed about a lot of this budget. A ton of NASA's Earth Science (which is both efficient and valuable) is being scrapped. So many programs that help people who need it, especially the after-school and educational assistance programs. It will be interesting to see how the fight goes in congress.
(all sources are in the doobleydoo on the video)
On May 1, 1969, Fred Rogers, host of the (then) recently nationally syndicated children's television series, Mister Rogers' Neighborhood (named Misterogers' Neighborhood at the time), testified before the Senate Committee on Commerce Subcommittee on Communications to defend $20 million in federal funding proposed for the newly formed non-profit Corporation for Public Broadcasting, which was at risk of being reduced to $10 million. Subcommittee chairman, Senator John Pastore (D-RI), unfamiliar with Fred Rogers, is initially abrasive toward him. Over the course of Rogers' 6 minutes of testimony, Pastore's demeanor gradually transitions to one of awe and admiration as Rogers speaks.
Of course, all this talk about public TV feels more important than ever, given the Trump Administration's plans to eliminate the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (which funds PBS, where Sesame Street still airs, despite the show being sold to HBO) as well as three other independent agencies for culture and the arts.
In Mr. Roger's speech from the late 1960s, he touches on the importance of his own programs, which deal with the "inner dramas" of childhood in a way that can't be done with privately funded cartoons airing elsewhere, he said.
"We don't need to bop someone over the head to make drama on the screen," he told the committee. "We deal with such things as getting a haircut or the feelings about brothers and sisters or the kind of anger that arises in simple family situations. And we speak to it constructively."
The beloved TV host seems ahead of his time, explaining exactly why the physical health of children isn't the only thing to be worried about.
"I feel that if we, in public television, can only make it clear that feelings are mentionable and manageable," he said. "We will have done a great service for mental health."
The song he later recites will literally melt your heart. We still miss you, Mr. Rogers.
Oxford Comma Decides Court Case in Maine Labor Dispute
Never underestimate the power of good grammar.
So rejoice, grammar nerds, and know that the law is on our side.